Monday, 3 December 2018

NHS chiefs look to scrap four-hour A&E maximum wait

NHS chiefs look to scrap four-hour A&E maximum wait Patients with minor ailments would miss out in change to targets

NHS bosses are considering a shake-up of A&E care that could lead to patients with only minor ailments no longer being guaranteed that they will be treated within four hours.

Under the plans being examined, people with non-urgent medical needs would be advised to seek help at a GP surgery, walk-in centre or pharmacy instead – or face a long wait in A&E. The Guardian

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